68 Timerliit Excavation Project - IPY - 2008

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Parent name: The Norse Settlement in the Vatnahverfi Region, South Greenland c. AD 985 - c. AD 1450

Project Details

Title:68 Timerliit Excavation Project - IPY - 2008
Abstract:Excavation of a midden at a Norse farm in inland area of Vatnahverfi, Eastern Settlement.

68 is a small size Norse farm in the inland district of Vatnahverfi. Even though the main goal to generate a large, well preserved and stratified zooarchaeological collection was not fully achieved, we were still able to generate a small, stratified collection. The thorough excavation throughout the whole midden deposition sequence enabled us to take bone and charcoal (local flora, not driftwood) samples from all layers, which will be used to date the settlement and abandonment of this farm through AMS C14 dating. Soil, micro-morphology, botanical, and ancient DNA samples were taken for analysis by specialists, and we hope to be able to reconstruct the vegetation conditions in this part of Vatnahverfi region prior, and during the human settlement, and compare it to modern conditions.

Keywords:Greenland,Norse,Zooarchaeology,Climate,Subsistance,Eastern Settlement
Sponsors/Funders: NSF Office of Polar Programs
Region:Quaqortoq municipality, Igaliku Fjord
Project Start Year:2008
Projected End Year:2008

Account Owner

Contact: Konrad Smiarowski
Institution: HERC - CUNY Graduate School and Univeeersity Center
Postal Address: 365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

Post Code: 10016
Telephone: +19175742674
Email: zaglobax@yahoo.com

Project Content

PDF File
Edited report for 2008 Field Season. [4.09 MB]
Edited report for 2008 Field Season includes the report for the 2008 Excavation at 68 Timerliit

Project Location

Latitude: 60.863691°N
Longitude: 45.297165°W